Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 1997
    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Camp Davis, Jackson Wyoming, Summer Introductory Geology Field Course and Graduate Level Geological Mapping Course

  • 1993 – 1997
    PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton, New Jersey, Magna Cum Laude, Department of Geosciences. Bachelor's thesis: Determining Three-Dimensional Fault Shape from Earthquake Hypocenters

  • 2000 – 2005
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, PhD awarded April 2005. PhD title: Oxygen Isotopes in Marine Sulfate and the evolution of the sulfur cycle over the past 140 million years. Teaching assistant for EPS 8, History of the Earth, Honored with Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

  • 2005
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, with Professor Daniel P. Schrag

  • 2005 – 2007
    Miller Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research, University of California at Berkeley. Sponsor: Professor Don DePaolo

  • Since 2010
    Staff Fellow and Director of Studies (Earth Sciences, First Year Natural Sciences (Physical)), Trinity Hall, Cambridge

  • Since 2007
    University Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University

Selected publications

  • Turchyn A.V., Alt J.C., Brown S.T., DePaolo D.J., Coggon R.M., Chi G., Bedard J., Skulski T., Reconstructing the oxygen isotope composition of Late Cambrian and Cretaceous hydrothermal vent fluid. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, Vol. 123, pp.440-458., 2013.

  • Bishop T, Turchyn A.V., Sivan O. Fire and Brimstone: The Microbially Mediated Formation of Elemental Sulfur Nodules from an Isotope and Major Element Study in the Paleo-Dead Sea. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75883. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075883. 2013

  • Turchyn A.V., Tipper E.T., Galy A., Kai-Lo J., Bickle M.J., Isotope evidence for secondary sulfide precipitation along the Marsyandi River, Nepal, Himalayas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol 374, 36-46.

  • Turchyn A.V. and DePaolo D.J. – Calcium isotope evidence for suppression of carbonate dissolution in carbonate-bearing organic-rich sediments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 75 (No 22) pp 7081-7098 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.09.014. 2011.

  • Turchyn A.V., Schrag D.P., Coccioni R., Montanari A., Stable Isotope Analysis of the Cretaceous Sulfur Cycle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 285 (1-2) pp.115-123, 2009.

  • Turchyn A.V., Sivan O., and Schrag D.P., Oxygen isotopic composition of sulfate in deep sea pore fluid: Evidence for rapid sulfur cycling, Geobiology, Vol 4, pp. 191-201, 2006

  • Turchyn A.V. and Schrag D.P., Cenozoic evolution of the sulfur cycle; Insight from oxygen isotopes in marine sulfate, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 241, pp.763-779, 2006

  • Turchyn, A.V. and Schrag D.P., Oxygen Isotope Constraints on the Sulfur Cycle over the Past 10 million years, Science, Vol. 303 (5556), p.2004-2007, 2004

Selected projects

  • Life Beneath the Ocean Floor: The subsurface Sink of Carbon in the Marine Environment.

  • Energy use in the deep biosphere; stable isotope insight into microbial growth and interactions.

  • Exploring the natural sink of the greenhouse gas methane via sulphate reduction using carbon, sulphur and oxygen isotopes

  • Analytical Development of sulphur isotope analysis on small (1ug) sulphur samples.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the steering committee for the Marine Studies

  • Group of the Geological Society, (since 2012)

  • Member of the Editorial Board, GeoResJ, (since 2013)

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Geology (2007-2009)

  • Scholar in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Earth System Evolution

    Program (since 2006)

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) (Member 2004-2006)

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) (Member since 2000)

  • Geological Society of America (GSA) (Member since 2000)

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) (Member 1998-2002)

  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society (Member since 1997)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married

  • three children


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